Kulturel globalisering: teorier og metoder


Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

The module comprises a relevant coursework and an individual exam portfolio.

Learning objectives


The student must attain

Knowledge and understanding of:

  • key theories on the dynamics of global cultural changes, including theories on the global dissemination of ideas, values, media and economic forms and artifacts/technologies with an emphasis on theories on cultural homogenization versus heterogenization

  • cultural globalization’s effect on identity in various national and regional contexts

  • theoretical and methodological bases for analyzing cultural globalization processes.


The student must attain

Skills in:

  • applying key theories on globalization in the understanding of cultural globalization processes
  • explaining globalization processes and issues in a clear, well-structured, and comprehensible manner.


The student must attain

Competencies in:

  • analyzing contemporary cultural and/or social globalization processes and issues

  • contributing to the elucidation and discussion of cultural, political, and social consequences of globalization processes, on the basis of relevant knowledge

  • discussing the effect of the selected theoretical approach to the understanding and realization of globalization processes and their consequences.



Name of examSocial and Cultural Globalization: Theories and Methods
Type of exam
Written exam
The examination is an individual take-home assignment; the content of the assignment must demonstrate that the student has achieved the above- mentioned learning objectives. The exact content of the assignment will be determined by the course instructor at the start of the semester. The assignment paper must comprise a minimum of four pages and a maximum of six pages.
The assignment paper will be evaluated by the examiner.
Any re-examinations will be held in accordance with the above guidelines on the basis of a revised assignment paper.
Permitted aids
All written and all electronic aids
Assessment7-point grading scale
Type of gradingInternal examination
Criteria of assessmentThe criteria of assessment are stated in the Examination Policies and Procedures

Facts about the module

Danish titleSocial and Cultural Globalization: Theories and Methods
Module codeBALISE201817
Module typeCourse
Duration1 semester
Language of instructionEnglish
Location of the lectureCampus Aalborg
Responsible for the module


Education ownerBachelor of Arts (BA) in Language and International Studies, English
Study BoardStudy Board of International and Cross‐Cultural Studies
DepartmentDepartment of Culture and Learning
FacultyFaculty of Social Sciences and Humanities